As a mother, one only wishes for a smooth and safe delivery. While Ms Vanessa Rickard, 36, successfully delivered her baby, the unvaccinated mother had to do so in an isolation ward after contracting COVID-19. Now, she is urging pregnant women to get vaccinated.
When Ms Rickard, became pregnant in December last year, Singapore had just begun its national vaccination programme. Not much was known about the effects of Covid-19 vaccines on pregnant women and their babies then.